FEAR FRONT PUBLISHING!

Back in October I started doing some work for a company called Fear Front Publishing. They’re a publishing company dedicated to my favorite genre of fiction, Horror. Rob DiLauro brought me on board and in November assigned me 4 books to do covers for. J.P. Willie’s Blood in the Woods, Preston Fassel’s Our Lady of the Inferno, Reyna Young’s Winter Night Falls and Maese Delta’s Crimson Malice.

I could not have been more thrilled. I decided that the best thing I could do would be to contact the authors and get as much descriptive information and summaries of their stories as I could. I made this decision because I detest book covers that make me think that the designer/illustrator had little if any idea of the story they were doing a cover for.  I’m so glad I did this. I ended up with pretty solid images in my head as to what I wanted to get these covers to look like. I knocked out the initial thumbnails and sent them over to Rob and his Senior Designer Scott Deyett. After a few changes they felt it was time to send the covers over to the authors. Was I nervous, yes and no.

The authors LOVED the covers I did! Damn that is what I wanted to hear! They were thrilled that they had a hand in the design of the covers, apparently that is not the norm. Scott the Senior Designer said of Preston Fassel’s Our Lady of the Inferno  “If I didn’t know better I’d thought you read the book already”. Joe Willie said “I’d picked the image right out of his head”! Both Reyna Young and Maese Delta spoke equally well of their covers. I won’t lie this assignment and it’s reception has made my 2016 a bit brighter.

Below are my covers. If you’d like to purchase these 4 tales of Terror you can do so Dec. 27TH, 2016 at http://fearfrontpublishing.com

Preston Fassel

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J.P. Willie

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Reyna Young

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Maese Delta

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These titles are part of the Second Wave of Fear Front Authors. I can’t wait for the 3rd.

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31 DAYS OF HORROR!

Today is October first! And below will be displayed as the month goes by 31 original Horror inspired drawings! I hope you will keep up with the progress and that they make your spine tingle! At the end of the month prints will be available and I may end up selling a book and or magazine containing all 31 original pieces. Email me at jerry.winnett@gmail.com for info.

October 1st

Back from the dead

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October 2nd

Carnival Freak

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October 3rd

Mummy Monday

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October 4th

Tentacles

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October 5th

Better Gnomes & Goblins

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October 6th

Urban Legends: 2016 marks the year that clowns began to assemble in the woods and dark streets to lure children and scare the crap out of adults!

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October 7th

What lies in the mist

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October 8th

Eight Legs and a 1000 Eggs

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October 9th

Is a homicidal puppet who’s slipped from the puppeteer’s control.

Hell, it mighta killed the puppeteer. 

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October 10

IIs Demon Monday, He is the the walking embodiment of the 7 Deadly Sins, I give

you the Demon Trump!

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October 11th

A resurrected Voodoo Priestess is seen poling herself and an unwilling

groom through the swamp back to her lair. 

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October 12th, we spy a scary and maniacal hunchbacked fiend

looking for only the Devil knows what.

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Oct 13 brings us a rare sight, Jason the scourge of Camp Crystal Lake is Chillin dockside!

So I guess there is rest for the wicked.

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Oct 14th, AScarecrow scarfing down some grub on Scarecrow Row,

try the ultra fresh bird at your own risk. 

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Oct 15th, Is date night for many! We see a couple of love birds at

a Creature Feature Drive in Picture Show!

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Oct 16th I see the Bad Moon a rising! I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin’. I see bad times today.
Don’t go around tonight, Well it’s bound to take your life, 
There’s a bad moon on the rise.

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Oct 17th, there is a Mad Scientist in the lab cooking up God only knows what!

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Oct 18th is Nosferatu Tuesday! Here we see an innocent Nosferatu and a smaller

Nosferatu being harassed by a vile cultist! The horror! The horror!

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Oct 19th and a Witch takes flight!

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Oct 20th a fearsome specter is hunting for head, any head will do! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Oct 22st is a sad sight. Poor, poor Ned, he had no idea he was dead. 

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Oct 22nd Issabella a full blown Vampiress is caught in transmutation as she tries to escape a conflagration! There is little doubt that this is the work of the same vile cultist who previously accosted two other vampires. 

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Oct 23rd. There are superstitions about crows. One such superstition is that if you see six crows gathering together it is a sign of murder, hence why a large group is called a Murder. 

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Oct 25. What? What is that hellish sound? From what issues forth such clanking and screaming? What Monstrosity is this?

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Oct 25th. Entombed a year to the day but the dead don’t wanna stay.

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Oct 26th. A team of archeologists on a dig in a rain forrest makes a discovery, a Chariots of the Sky discovery!

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Oct 27th. The call of Cthulhu is triggered by sacrifice. Or is this Cthulhu sitting down for lunch. A matter of perspective I suppose. 

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Oct 28th. An old club a hotspot for vice never gives up the ghost. They just Go Go for eternity!

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Oct 29th. It’s Black Caturday don’t let this gate cross your path, he plays rough!

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Oct 30th finally has arrived. Originally This remarkable piece was unearthed alongside the discovery of the ancient alien mummy frieze from deep within in the forests of Belize. Unfortunately whilst being shipped Oct 29th became lost in customs. Now it can be seen in it’s horrible glory! Oct 30th. Skulls and bones we all bow to Death!

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Oct 31st. Trick or Treat! Beware not all are in disguise!

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So it ends, this has been a terrifyingly fun challenge and one I look forward to next year! I think however I will be better prepared. Starting out on this challenge I had the first week and a half already drawn, from there it was pretty much a break neck endeavor. If you’d like to purchase prints they will be $25.00 a piece 8″x 8″  in a mat or satin finish. I may end up releasing all in a limited softback magazine for the holidays. I hope you’ve enjoyed this spooky trip, I have.